Cargo Securement

Cargo Securement


Safe practices while securing cargo can save money, jobs and lives as well as prevent carrier profile infraction points.
This course will cover general cargo securement and requirements that apply to most goods hauled by commercial motor vehicles. The standards covered pertain to both the United States and Canada and aim to help you to:

  • Stay in compliance with regulations
  • Safely load and secure various types of commodities
  • Inspect a secured load for compliance
  • This Training is Modular:

The first two modules are for everyone (carriers, drivers, shippers, etc.)

  • The Fundamentals
  • General Cargo Securement Requirements: Equipment and Methods

11 additional modules are based on participants’ needs, and may include the following:

  • Logs
  • Dressed Lumber and Similar Building Materials
  • Metal Coils
  • Paper Rolls
  • Concrete Pipe Loaded Crosswise on a Platform Vehicle
  • Intermodal Containers
  • Automobiles, Light Trucks, and Vans
  • Heavy Vehicles, Equipment, and Machinery
  • Flattened or Crushed Vehicles
  • Roll-on/Roll-off and Hook Lift Containers
  • Large Boulders

This training can be done either in classroom style at our training facility, or on-site at your location, for a customized hands-on experience more specific to the types of cargo that you need to secure.



Participant Program Details

Member Price: $220 | Non-Member Price: $290 | Prerequisites: None


This is a one-day course

  • Successful completion of the course requires a minimum of 80% on the final exam
  • Each participant receives a handbook
  • Wallet card issued by the STA
  • Certification expires every three (3) years

Instructor Training Program

Member Price: $380 | Non-Member Price: n/a | Prerequisites: Yes


  • Courses provided upon request

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